Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I go through periods of time when I do not have much to say. It has nothing to do with being a "Debbie Downer" or depression, but sometimes it is good to pull away and remain silent. I do not know about most of you, but I can keep myself so busy that I fail to take time to listen. I hear the Lord speaking to me, but the question is, do I always hear Him and do I hear all He is saying to me?

This post is rather short, simple, and straight to the point. Most of you have busy lives, but what is keeping you busy? Are you busy doing unproductive tasks? Are you busy with church activities? During your busy days, do you take time to be silent before the Lord? We should never get to the point of being so busy that we fail to take time out for Him. Each day, set aside time to spend with Him. Silent time. Take this time to listen and adore Him.

Be blessed.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Are you tired of trying to accomplish tasks in your own power, only to keep hitting brick walls and road blocks? Just throw up your hands and trust God.

Are you tired of making a bigger mess out of a mess? Just throw up your hands and trust God.

Do you want to say good bye to sleepless nights and be free from worry? Just throw up your hands and trust God.

Do you want to walk away from your prayer time filled with faith knowing He has answered your prayers? Just throw up your hands and trust God.

Are you ready to surrender to Him? Are you ready to let God be in control of your life? Are you ready to follow His lead? If the answer is yes, just throw up your hands and trust God.

Be blessed.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Waiting for the desires of your heart to be granted can make you uneasy. A bunch of emotions are triggered within during the waiting process. At first you are excited about knowing it will happen. As times passes, you might wonder if it will happen. When will it happen? Why is it not happening? When the wait extends from a few days to weeks to months to years, you began to doubt and wonder at what point do you give up. My answer to that is you should never give up. You should never give up on trusting God to give you the righteous desires of your heart.
These words of encouragement are not coming from someone who has received all things asked of God. The desires that mean most to me have not been granted yet. I have been waiting for years to receive them. I do not tell you this to discourage you during your wait but to encourage you. If I can keep my hope so can you. It has been years for me, but only God knows how long the wait will be for you. I could decide to question Him (and believe me, I have) about the reasons the wait is so long compared to that for others, but the answer would not change anything. Besides, there is nothing to gain by comparing my situation and circumstances to anyone else. God has a different path and plan for each of us.

Do not let what you see cause you to doubt God is at work in your life. Look beyond what you see. If the wait has you down, thinking on God's goodness will cause you to look up.

3 Trust in the LORD, and do good;
         Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
 4 Delight yourself also in the LORD,
         And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
 5 Commit your way to the LORD,
         Trust also in Him,
         And He shall bring it to pass.
 6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
         And your justice as the noonday. Psalm 37: 3-6 NKJV

Be blessed.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Today I posted a statement on Facebook and Twitter. It reads:

"You can go far if you learn to conquer your fears."

Now, I hear that statement over and over in my head. I didn't read it or hear anyone mention it today, although I might have I heard it somewhere at some other time. Maybe not. Maybe it was a message straight from God. Anyway, as I posted it, I knew it was meant for me, but not only for me.

You might be familiar with the acronym for fear: (F)alse (E)vidence (A)ppearing (R)eal. Fear cripples many people. The fear of success, fear of the unknown, fear of rejection, and so many other fears exist. Fear paralyzes a person. It certainly indicates a lack of faith, either in God or the individual. Perhaps, it indicates a lack of faith in both. When one allows fear to control his life, he maximizes that thing he is afraid of and minimizes what God can do concerning it.

Don't allow fear to hold you captive. You can go far if you learn to conquer your fears.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

Be blessed.